Beginners Acrylic Painting with Leslee Rowlands (Saturdays) with Leslee Rowlands

Discover the joys of painting with acrylics. Learn about colour, texture, shape and tone and how to combine these elements while developing your own style. Explore this medium in a relaxed and encouraging setting through a number of exercises guided by your tutor. Learn to problem solve and enjoy the flow of developing an art practice. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to continue painting with guidance from artist Leslee Rowlands.

What to bring:-

  • Acrylic paints - (Chromacryl/ A2/Atelier/Matisse structure). Please note: You will learn to mix all the colours you need with these 6 colours and white therefore, you are encouraged to purchase good quality paints at the start
    • Titanium white
    • Warm Red - cadmium red or napthol scarlet
    • Cool Red - alizarin crimson or quinacridone red
    • Warm Blue - ultramarine
    • Cool Blue - phthalo blue
    • Warm Yellow - cadmium yellow medium or deep, or arylamide yellow.
    • Cool Yellow - cadmium yellow light, or arylamide yellow light, or hansa yellow light, or lemon yellow
    • Optional colours are: magenta, viridian or phthalo green, yellow ochre and mars black
  • Notebook
  • Selection of acrylic, round and flat (filbert) sizes 2, 4, 6, 8
  • Flat Palette
  • 2x Palette knives
  • 2 x jars with lids
  • Clean rags
  • Apron
  • Canvas/boards and preparing surfaces will be discussed in the first class
  • Further materials may be required throughout the course


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email [email protected] to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Tutor Leslee Rowlands

Leslee Rowlands is an Art educator with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages. Her aim is to offer a supportive learning environment in which the participants are inspired and can develop the confidence to explore and pursue their artistic side.

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